New Team Members Sigrid and Ninna

Women for Education is excited to announce our two new team members – Sigrid Solvin and Ninna Thimmig who are both currently living in Nairobi! Ninna is specialized in HR and will be managing our mentorship program. Sigrid is a lawyer at the Government Offices of Sweden who will be in charge of our Kenyan legal work and will together with Ninna handle local activities in Kenya. Both Sigrid and Ninna are passionate about female empowerment and helping young women reach their full potential and …

Beatrice’s Internship

For the past two months one of our student’s Beatrice has been interning as a bookkeeper in the finance department of The Village Market. The Village Market is one of Eastern Africa’s largest shopping malls and entertainment complexes with over 150 stores.

As Beatrice is an Economics and Sociology student this internship has been relevant to and beneficial for her future career. She enjoys working with accounting and is happy for the opportunity to work for such a successful company that also has a commitment …

Meet our newest student Jacinta

We are very happy to announce the ambitious Jacinta, who is our second student to join the program this year. We were blown away on her interview when she told us about her determination to find her way to the university. After high school she started her own shop to get money for university fees and to support her family. Even though she ran the shop and have been working as a substitute teacher in primary schools it has not been enough to fund her …

Introducing Catherine!

We are very happy and proud to present an incredibly intelligent young woman, Catherine, who just joined the Women for Education program. This hardworking young woman from Mutomo, Kenya, has shown great academic achievements and determination throughout her life.

Mikaela from the WFE committee was very impressed by Catherine when she interviewed her in Mutomo:

”I immediately knew we wanted Catherine in the program when she entered the room with a confident and determined look in her eyes”

Since Catherine graduated high school she has been working in …

Interview with our first graduate, Jackline!

This year our first student, Jackline Mumo, will be graduating! Jackline was in the first group of girls to enroll in the WFE program and has for the past four years been studying Food, Nutrition and Dietetics at Egerton University. Upon graduation Jackline looks forward to completing a one-year internship which enables her to obtain her practitioner license as a nutritionist. Of how WFE has helped her through her studies she says:

WFE has always been there for me, so concerned about my life, encouraging me to …

Women for Education receives generous donation from Clifford Chance

Women for Education is delighted to announce that we have received a generous donation from Clifford Chance. Clifford Chance is an international law firm that gives its employees the opportunity to choose a charity for their Christmas gift every year. In 2017 WFE has been chosen as the Christmas Charity of Clifford Chance. Next to the donation, WFE also featured on the 2017 Christmas Card of Clifford Chance. Clifford Chance’s donation will go to further expanding the WFE program.

Learn more about Clifford Chance here.

Women for Education receives generous donation from Makaria

Women for Education is thrilled to announce that we have received a generous donation from the Makaria Foundation. Makaria is a Dutch charity foundation that grants financial support to individuals and organisations in the Netherlands as well as abroad. WFE will use Makaria’s charitable gift to fund the enrolment of more girls in our program.

Thank you Makaria!

 

(Pictured: Diana Hellen, Diana Jackline, Beatrice, Ebba our Chairwoman, Mikaela our Vice Chairwoman.)

Collaboration with Powerfans

Women for Education is excited to announce our new partnership with Powerfans!

Powerfans is a Swedish reseller of electricity and telecommunication contracts that shares a part of its revenue with a charity or sport association that its customers choose to support. Powerfans receives commissions from Swedish telecommunication companies such as Telia and Telenor and has generously pledged to share half of these commissions with Women for Education.

We look forward to starting a lasting and rewarding collaboration with Powerfans.

Learn more about Powerfans here. 

Leadership Workshop in Nairobi

Just before we left Nairobi we had a workshop with our fantastic students and mentors. The Women Leadership Hub team flew down from Europe to arrange a Dynamic Leadership Workshop with our mentors, students and even Mikaela from the WFE team got the chance to participate. 

Some of the students met their mentors for the first time. We realized how valuable the physical meeting is for the students and mentors to connect and get to know each other. 

The workshop started with the WLH team and the participants sharing their …

Workshop and interviews in Mutomo

Last week the WFE team went to Mutomo, the village in Kitui County where our students grew up, to have a workshop with them. After two years of only communicating through Skype and email we finally got to meet our students again, and it was amazing!
We also got the chance to interview the next generation of female students. Together with Lauryn, from our local partnering organization Sweden Mutomo Projects International, we met six fantastic young women whom we interviewed as candidates to our program.

The workshop …